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Youth Mental Health First Aid

A new wave of Youth Mental Health First Aid training is being delivered this year with the first dates now available for booking. Forthcoming dates can be found here

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Key areas covered within this 2 day course include:

Emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
Bullying, cyber bullying
Promoting protective factors and good parenting.

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:
• Recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
• Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
• Guide a young person towards the right support

This course, valued at £300, is subsidised by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100 (reduced to £75 for Thrive Hub Schools)

Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £200.

Places can be booked on 

2017 central training dates

Friday 27th January & Friday 3rd February @ The John of Gaunt School, Trowbridge.

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th February @ Wiltshire Scout Centre, Potterne.

Wednesday 8th & Tuesday 14th March @ The Stonehenge School, Amesbury.

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st March @ City Hall, Salisbury.

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th April @ The Diocesan Centre, Wilton. 

Thursday 8th & Friday 16th June @ Wiltshire Scout Centre, Potterne.

Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th July @ Sarum Academy, Salisbury. 

Thursday 5th & Friday 6th October @ Wiltshire Scout Centre, Potterne. 

Schools may request a course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £1200, out of county schools @ £2400 per course)